Kaiser Permanente physician
My gender: Male
Accepting new patients. Referral may be required.
Welcome, and thank you for visiting my Web page. I am pleased to have this opportunity to introduce myself and tell you about my orthopedic surgery practice, which focuses on shoulder and elbow reconstruction. My approach is simple: I strive to deliver the best clinical and surgical care to each and every one of my patients. It is a privilege to work at Kaiser Permanente with world-class colleagues and wonderful patients.
I grew up in Southern California and attended UC Irvine for my undergraduate and medical school training. I decided to become an orthopedic surgeon because I was fascinated with anatomy and enjoyed working with my hands. In medical school, I was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, and earned numerous awards for scholastic and clinical achievement. After medical school, I pursued training in orthopedic surgery at LAC+USC Medical Center, where I was administrative chief resident. I then traveled to Philadelphia to complete a shoulder and elbow surgery fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
During my fellowship, I received advanced training in shoulder and elbow replacements, shoulder and elbow arthroscopy, shoulder and elbow instability, upper extremity fractures, rotator cuff repairs, tendon transfers for the shoulder, and sports injuries surrounding the shoulder and elbow, including Tommy John surgery, also known as ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) reconstruction. In addition to the shoulder and elbow, I treat both operative and non-operative fractures throughout the body. I have published numerous book chapters, journal articles, and surgical training videos for shoulder and elbow surgery. I incorporate evidence-based practices with the latest medical research and cutting-edge treatments to provide my patients the best possible care.
I thrive by maintaining a healthy balance between work and family. I enjoy spending time with my beautiful wife and our wonderful children. I believe that a well-balanced, active lifestyle is the key to a fulfilled life. I stay fit by jogging, cycling, weight training, and golfing.